14 days in France & London Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Orly
Orly, France
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
— 2 nights
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights


Orly, France — 1 night

Orly is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and then make a trip to Fresque Leo Ferre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint Martin and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

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Sacramento, USA to Orly is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sacramento to Orly, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in May; daily highs in Orly reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, examine the collection at Musee Marmottan Monet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

Traveling by car from Orly to Paris takes an hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brive-la-Gaillarde.
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Brive-la-Gaillarde, France — 2 nights

Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and then contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Hautefort, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brive-la-Gaillarde trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Paris to Brive-la-Gaillarde in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brive-la-Gaillarde are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau Comtal. Get some cultural insight at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Museum of natural History. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more), La Cite Medievale (in Carcassonne) and Cathar Castles (in Carcassonne Center). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Etienne.

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You can drive from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. May in Toulouse sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Westminster. National Gallery and Wallace Collection will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: head outdoors with BrakeAway Bike Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museum London, take a tour of HMS Belfast, and take an in-depth tour of British Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toulouse to London is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.